well, ... i used my 7 euros off voucher and only needed so spend a few cents but didn't get round to buy regular fabric since there was none in Easter theme ..... but two small bits of green felt in light green, a bunch of fake flowers and 2 meters of yellow ribbon
we are going to start "work" tonight after school
we are going to take 4 baseball caps, stapling either a brown paper envelppe or the green felt on them
and then sewing or glueing whatever decoration on top of that !
we borrowed two library books yesterday, one has a lovely model for a large butterfly which i'm going to try copying ... we are also going to make large colorful paper flowers !!!
hoping it doesn't rain on Saturday afternoon, ... it's the first time our local expat group is having an Easter Bonnet Parade for our regular Easter Eggs Hunt .....
last night i went to a discussion group about parenting
very interesting topics as usual (picked up from a bag & it's chaired by a psychologist, so we do get to discuss topics in a way that "stretches" us sometimes ...)
all the children were supervised in a different room, with loads of computer & we were all fed take away pizza .... did i mention that these groups are FREE to attend ????? ( the psychologist is paid by grants that she gets from various state or regional instances ...)
i get to knit as well during the 2 hours long discussions so my lastest wooly hat is coming along nicely .....
the only drawback is that we come back home rather late, by bus, the children are all excited, still want to eat a little bit (i made fried eggs or omelette & offered yogurts - i don't want to cook much late at night !!!) and still have to have a bath and brush teeth ....
SO, am usually tired after every Wednesday (no school for the youngest, half day school only for the eldest ones, + various sports activities & we walk to and from the sports place ....)
but even more so after a discussion evening
yet, i like to go, i feel it's part of my "continuous education plan as a parent" !!!!!
= this am i am veggin up at the computer instead of working on my chores !!!!
+ have been spending 30 minutes sorting out a troublesome parcel delievery to come ....
so far, have only folded yesterday's laundry and started today's load !!
i need to
- empty the drying rack, do this morning's washing up
- put load of laundry up to dry
- make bed
- do 3 little stitching repairs that have been sitting there for a few days, waiting ....
- was hoping to sort out LOAD of papers today BUT ....
no meal at school for DD2 today, cantine staff are on strike today,
whereas i need UN-interrupted time to get going LOL (= after all the time i've spent at the computer, now it's less than 2 hours to go until i need to be at the school gate !!!!!)
+ this afternoon i plan to attend a FREE mosaïcs workshop for one hour
(yes ... am rather good at procrastinating on the sorting out of my mountain of papers !!!!!)